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Heraklion Region

Travel Guide to Heraklion Region

Heraklion region unfolds as a canvas rich with ancient Minoan history and contemporary Cretan life. Beyond its historical marvels like the Palace of Knossos and Phaistos, Heraklion is dotted with inviting beaches, perfect for a day under the sun.

The region is more than just its capital city; it’s a landscape of contrast with tranquil villages and dramatic gorges. From the buzz of city life to the charm of Cretan villages, Heraklion offers experiences for every traveller. Discover the best things to do in the Heraklion region, from sun-soaked beaches and stunning natural beauty to welcoming towns, comfortable hotels, and local eateries.

Towns and Villages in Heraklion Region

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  • 31 Πλατεία Κορνάρου
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  • €128 /night
  • 9.5 of 10
  • 13 Ολουντος
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  • €128 /night
  • 9.7 of 10
  • 12 Ioustinianou
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  • €122 /night
  • 9.5 of 10
  • 62 Κισσάμου
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  • €69 /night
  • 9.5 of 10
  • Grevenon 16 1
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  • €146 /night
  • 9.9 of 10
  • Σταδίου 154
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  • €77 /night
  • 9.6 of 10
  • 1A Μαλικούτη
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  • €162 /night
  • 9.7 of 10
  • Leoforos Ikarou 44
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  • €92 /night
  • 10 of 10

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